Kathleen Falk: Lindsay Lemmer is the best candidate for Wisconsin's 48th Assembly District

Kathleen Falk: Lindsay Lemmer is the best candidate for Wisconsin's 48th Assembly District

Dear Editor: During this unprecedented time, when there is breaking news and often heartbreaking news seemingly every hour, I continue to look for leaders to step up. An important election coming up soon will elect a representative for the 48th Assembly District to replace Melissa Sargent who is running for the state Senate.

I am supporting Ald. Lindsay Lemmer. Melissa leaves big shoes to fill; I am confident that Lindsay is the best candidate to do just that.

Lindsay brings the skills and experience we need in the state Legislature. She has a proven record as an elected City Council member in finding solutions to tough problems. She’s championed the MarketReady program, a business training and micro-grant program; voted to increase access to affordable clean energy; and worked on ordinances to reduce harmful plastic waste.

As President of the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), she’s led the charge against anti-choice and anti-woman legislation. She’s worked to expand voting rights, serving as the communications chair for the Dane County Voter ID Coalition, a collaboration between the NAACP and the League of Women Voters .

In short, Lindsay has earned my support. Election Day is Aug. 11 and absentee ballots will be available soon. Please make a plan to vote in this important election.

Kathleen Falk

Dane County Executive 1997-2011


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